Sutter Health hires Wright for CTO post

Sutter Health hires Wright for CTO post

By Joseph Conn  |  February 13, 2015

Wes Wright, senior VP and CIO at Seattle Children's Hospital, has been named chief technology officer at Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.

Sutter, Blue Shield end feud, agree to two-year contract

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 07, 2015

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital not-for-profit California health system, and Blue Shield of California have come to an agreement after a monthlong feud over price increases and new contract terms.

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

By Bob Herman  |  January 24, 2015

Those in healthcare hoping to see the end of bitter price feuds between health insurers and providers as value-based contracting becomes more widespread may be doing the healthcare equivalent of waiting for Godot—anticipating something that will never come.

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

By Bob Herman  |  January 22, 2015

A large payer and health system in California are embroiled in a bitter feud over expired contract terms, the type of fight all too common in the fee-for-service world. Value-based pay promises to align providers and payers in the pursuit of efficient care, but they're likely to keep fighting.

Sutter's surplus rises on tight expense management

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 16, 2014

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., has continued to improve its operating performance through the first nine months of the year, cutting expenses to overcome nearly flat revenue growth.

Walgreen partners with MDLive to offer video visits

By Darius Tahir  |  December 08, 2014

Walgreen Co. is working with startup MDLive to offer video visits through the retail pharmacy chain's mobile app. The partnership with MDLive has the potential to dramatically expand Walgreen's telehealth platform on mobile devices.

Managing care between home and hospice

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 06, 2014

Sutter Health has developed an integrated delivery model that advises patients in the gray zone between treatable disease and terminal illness on how to make the transition to hospice while still delivering desired healthcare services in a home setting.

California Supreme Court declines to review Sutter data-breach case

By Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal  |  October 28, 2014

The California Supreme Court dismissed a request to review a data theft class action against Sutter Health in one sentence, but the decision sends a bigger signal: there's no harm—or money to be had—unless there's evidence somebody used the stolen information.

Another year of pay hikes for non-profit hospital CEOs

Another year of pay hikes for non-profit hospital CEOs

By Rachel Landen  |  August 09, 2014

Despite public ire aimed at executives at not-for-profit healthcare systems because of their multimillion-dollar pay packages, their salaries and total cash compensation continued to rise at a far faster clip than average worker salaries in 2012—the most recent year with full data available.

Scripps Health's surplus rises in Q3

By Bob Herman  |  August 08, 2014

Investment gains combined with a tight rein on expenses raised the surplus of Scripps Health in the third quarter of its fiscal year, according to the San Diego-based system's most recent financial documents released Thursday.

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